Capacity to consent to healthcare in adults with intellectual disabilities
Dilks-Hopper, H. 2011. Capacity to consent to healthcare in adults with intellectual disabilities. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Department of Applied Psychology
Section A explores capacity to consent to healthcare in adults with an intellectual disability in a broad context. It examines the legal understanding of capacity to consent as defined by the Mental Capacity Act (2005), before going on to use decision-making theory as a framework for exploring the psychological understanding of capacity to consent. It then examines the empirical literature on what influences capacity to consent to healthcare interventions and research in people with an intellectual disability, highlighting what further research is needed.
|Keywords||Learning disabled; People with learning disabilities; Medical care; Health care; Informed consent; Mental competency; Capacity and disability|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||27 Oct 2011|
|Accepted author manuscript|